4 Easy Vacays, 4 Awesome Outfits: What To Do And Wear This Weekend

You know it's time to take a break from the Big Apple when spending a day in Central Park feels like an exotic getaway. Did we mention the smog, the smells, and the traffic? Obviously, we'd rather live nowhere else than right here, but we've put together a few weekend trips that will let us appreciate NYC even more. And, it doesn't hurt if you're hibernating in some of the sweetest spots close enough to escape come Summer Fridays.
From a secluded Vermont all-inclusive to the new Long Island It town (no, not East Hampton), our easy vacay destinations will give you that momentary ahhh you've been looking for. Plus, to maximize your time away from your killer AC bill, we've done the packing work for you and provided stylin' suitcase essentials for each. Now, we think we deserve to be your plus one, non?
Escape the city's sweltering heat with four amazing getaways — and chic outfits for each.
Atlantic City
With Revel's doors ajar and the space in full swing this summer, Atlantic City isn't just for slot machines and slinky dresses. It's a great retreat to celebrate birthdays, see concerts at the Borgata, or even go for a spa day at Revel's newly opened Bask. And, it's always fun to play dress up! For this, we suggest packing some extra bling (but keep it classy).
Revel, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey; 855-348-0500.
Matthew Williamson Embellished Jacquard Dress, $1,750, available at Net-A-Porter; AESA 3D Hex Ring, $685, available at AESA; Bottega Veneta Heels, $750, available at Zappos Couture; Elie Saab Box Crystal Clutch Bag, $1,438, available at Boutique 1; Christian Dior Rouge Dior Lipcolor, $32, available at Sephora.
Bellport is the new fashion town of Long Island, and you should check it out before it gets (like all good things) too crowded and overexposed. Once there, make sure to check out local eateries, like Porters On The Lane and The Bellport, for some delicious low-key fare. Dress like you're on vacation, but keep it a bit sartorial ... you never know which editor you're about to rub elbows with at lunch!
Porters On The Lane, 19 Bellport Lane, Bellport, Long Island; 631-803-6067.
Theyskens' Theory Ispah Printed T-Shirt, $343.74, available at My Wardrobe; Steven Alan Marais Strappy Woven Sandal, $88, available at Steven Alan; Dries Van Noten X Linda Farrow Printed Sunglasses, $369, available at La Garconne; Topshop Premium Co-ord Turn Up Shorts, $80, available at Topshop; Kelly Wearstler Twisted Cuff, $225, available at Fashion Forward.
Twin Farms
When you think of a Vermont getaway, you probably think more cabin in the woods than all-inclusive resort. But seriously, guess again. Twin Farms is the luxurious getaway of your dreams, and though it's a bit of a drive, it's worth it. Pack your comfiest duds so you can enjoy the beautiful views, fresh breakfasts, private picnics, and museum-quality art. They'll even pack you a to-go lunch on your way out ... that is, if you decide to come home.
Twin Farms, 452 Royalton Turnpike, Barnard, Vermont; 800-894-6327.
Free People I'm Your Girl Dress, $78, available at Free People; Kate Spade Watch, $195, available at Kate Spade; Madewell The Leather Transport Rucksack, $248, available at Madewell; Converse Chuck Taylor All Star, $55, available at Converse.
The Berkshires
We're fans of the Berkshires for their small-community feel, local B & B's, and tons of activities for a family of all ages. Spend a weekend at Porches or The Red Lion Inn for a weekend replete of yummy, local food, some quaint shopping, community theater, and snuggled-up reading with wine. We suggest you bring a small cross-body bag for exploring and a transitional outfit that can take you from a day of walking through the beautiful outdoors to a candlelit dinner.
The Porches Inn, 231 River Street, North Adams, Massachusetts; 413-664-0400.
Anthropologie Floral Jacquard Loafers, $168, available at Anthropologie; Marni Blouse, $305, available at Marni; Chloé Leather Marcie Pouch With Strap, $424, available at Luisaviaroma; Dream Collective Wave Cuff, $150, available at Dream Collective; J Brand Romantic Luxe Twill Skinny Jeans, $245, available at Stylebop.

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